Ocean State

Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar) Shorts: Trina Turk (similar) Sandals: Joie (old, also love these) Belt: J.Crew Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Glasses: Karen Walker
Kiel: Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: Brooks Brothers (similar) Belt: Kiel James Patrick (25% off with code: MadeInAmerica) Shoes: Gucci

I recently did a takeover for Architectural Digest on Instagram  and shared some of my favorite locations in Rhode Island. In order from top to bottom here are a few of my must see places in the Ocean State. 

1. At the very top of my list is the Ocean House in Watch Hill. It’s a gorgeous Victorian-Styled Waterfront hotel with impeccable decor, beautiful grounds, and stunning views of the ocean. I love to get brunch there on Sundays—the food is amazing!

2. At the end of the Mohegan Bluffs trail on Block Island is a beautiful, hundred-step wooden stairway leading to the shoreline with must-see views of the Atlantic Ocean. Stand on the rocky beach below and take in the beauty of the bluffs looming large above.

3. The Towers in Narragansett is a Rhode Island icon, providing a beautiful backdrop for beachgoers. Today it serves as a venue for social events, including ballroom dancing on Wednesdays and live music on Thursdays.

4. One of the best places in Rhode Island to view the sunset is on the lawn at Castle Hill. I love to sit on the Adirondack chairs with a group of friends and enjoy a delicious cocktail while admiring the boats that pass by.

5. No summer is complete without a visit to the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. A former summer estate, the one-of-a-kind property (now owned by the Newport Preservation Society) has over 80 sculptured trees, including an elephant, teddy bear, reindeer, pineapple, and a horse and rider.

6. The best nights in Newport end with dinner and dancing at the Clarke Cooke House Skybar. The pink-and-white striped awnings and tables lit by candlelight create a magical atmosphere to socialize with friends old and new. Get the Snowball in Hell for dessert.


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  1. Victoria Lauren on July 5, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I love the ocean house too!! Along with those Ann Taylor shorts 🙂

  2. Natali on July 5, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  3. Dressed With Soul on July 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    As usual every single look and picture you share here is perfect!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  4. Regine Karpel on July 6, 2016 at 1:37 am

  5. Annika on July 6, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Love these photos!

  6. Teodora Mladenovic on July 6, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Perfect photos 🙂

  7. Cheyanne Jordan on July 6, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  8. Maria Abad on July 6, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Gorgeous views and classic and simple outfit per usual, love the simplicity of all of them. Rhode Island looks so good.
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

  9. affecionada on July 6, 2016 at 8:32 am

    A few more for my RI travel list! That shot of the bridge is awesome. x

    Jen | affecionada

  10. Sasa Zoe on July 6, 2016 at 9:49 am


    Shall We Sasa

  11. Belle On Trend on July 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

    such a great outfit! Perfectly paired 🙂

  12. Maru Conti on July 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm

  13. Sophie Stewart on July 7, 2016 at 2:37 am

    You both look so happy. Gorgeous outfit! Sophie x


  14. Laura Mitbrodt on July 7, 2016 at 9:02 am

    What an amazing hotel!!

  15. Linda Tran on July 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful!

    Linda || Typically Linda || Instagram

  16. Penny Fredette on July 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    You two are PERFECT to promote the Ocean State!

  17. Tynka. on July 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Always perfect photos looks american movies <3

  18. Lifestyle Lodestar on July 8, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Love this article, I shall definitely be going to some of these places next time I'm in the area. Interesting, informative and the photographs make it very enticing.



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